Roswell CSI speaks at Eastern

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Crime Scene Investigator Steve Halvorson’s passion for his job captivated an audience Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. Halvorson, a detective with the Roswell Police Department, has 22 years of experience in the field of law enforcement. He is an expert in the field of fingerprint identification and teaches crime […]

Business Feature: Partnership promotes growth

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Maria Carrasco, co-owner of Maria’s Montessori School. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor As the owners of Maria’s Montessori School, Phillip and Maria Carrasco foster an environment that allows children to excel at their own rate. That philosophy has enabled them to excel in their business with assistance of the […]

Portales trounces winless NMMI

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers It wasn’t comforting for the Portales Rams knowing that New Mexico Military Institute came in with losses in all 15 games, by a combined 339 points. Not when the Colts lost their opening District 4-3A game by three against Ruidoso. The Rams made sure that situation didn’t repeat itself Friday, […]

Carrasco, Jack

Jack Thomas “Jacky” Carrasco, 50, of Midland, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, in Taylor, Texas. He was born June 15, 1955, to Augustine and Maltilde Silva Carrasco in Clovis. He worked for the railroad and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Light House Mission. He was preceded in death by his […]

Resident receives new house when old one deemed uninhabitable

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Passionate about jazz music, Victor Carrasco holds his trumpet and reminisces about performing in his youth. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The old “A” frame house on Hinkle Street is no longer standing. Betrayed by a damaged roof and old wiring, the 100-year-old residence was deemed uninhabitable, and burned […]

Steers notch 10 sacks in beating Hart

By Dave Wagner FARWELL — With Farwell struggling to get its offense rolling, the Steers relied on their defense. Senior defensive end Grant Gregory led a furious pass rush that produced 10 sacks against Hart quarterback A.J. Carrasco, and Farwell broke though for three touchdowns in a span of less than two minutes in the […]